Fact Check: OLD video of cops thrashing a man shared as recent anti-CAA protests

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In the wake of recent anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests, a video of cops thrashing a man is being circulated on social media claiming it to be from the national capital.

Original text in Malayalam: ”മറ്റൊരു ഞെട്ടിക്കുന്ന ഭികര ദൃശ്യം. ഡൽഹിപോലിസ് വിദ്യാർത്ഥികളോട് കാണിക്കുന്ന ക്രൂരത”

Translation:  “Another dangerous scene from Delhi. This is the cruelty of Delhi Police towards student”

The video is viral on Facebook and Twitter, with the same narrative.

We also found the similar post on Twitter

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FACT CHECK

When NewsMobile fact-checked the above video, we found it to be FAKE.

We first extracted the key-frames of the video on InVid and ran a Reverse Image Search and found the video was uploaded in a news report by Dailymail in January, 2014.

The article was titled, ‘Beaten and robbed of his wallet by the police: Brutality caught on camera as man is forced to grip railings as he is whipped’.

In conclusion, the video was posted in 2014 and is clear that it’s not related to recent CAA protests in New Delhi.

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